The Monkey Cage: statistics


Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/23/2014

The denominator fallacy rears its ugly head

This particular error has mostly gone out of style, but it resurfaces on a conservative website.

By Andrew Gelman  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Partisan media, Spending, statistics

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Controversial claims about marriage promotion break the statistical rules of evidence

Serious flaws have been found in a published report that claimed to find beneficial effects of government-supported Healthy Marriage Initiatives.

By Andrew Gelman  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Healthy Marriage Initiatives, Policy analysis, statistics

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Press releases make for fishy statistics

Two writers copy from a McAfee press release, with predictable results.

By Andrew Gelman  |  07:02 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  public relations, statistics